Leo Cullum drew this comic, published in The New Yorker magazine in January 1997. Coullum was a Vietnam veteran and one of The New Yorker’s most popular cartoonists in the 80’s and 90’s. His cartoons usually featured animals.
I think the cartoon makes a powerful statement about privilege, greed and power. The dogs are wearing power suits and sneering. One has a martini and one has a highball. These dogs have plenty of success, but now they want more than success- they want control over a minority group.
I think about this comic a lot these days. Wanting another group to fail feels insidious and greedy. I hope people see that one group’s success is not contingent on another’s failure.